Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized

Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized

Take a look at their eyes.

In June 1941 Nazi Germany attacked USSR in order to conquer and enslave its people. Soviet army enlisted over 2,000 women snipers. Now Russian artist Olga Sh finds their photos and turn them into full color.

Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized

The lady above, Lyudmila P., was known by Nazis as “Lady Death”. Over 300 German soldiers were shot by her. Later she taught younger snipers her skills. Once she remembered: “We were sowing Nazis just as ripe wheat”.

Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized

This lady name is Rosa. He became soldier when she was 16. She killed over 59 Nazis for this she was named “organizer of invisible terror attacks in Eastern Prussia”.

Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized

These women amongst 2,000 others were the snipers in Soviet army. They were conscripted in June 1941, shortly after the war began.

Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized

“We were sowing Nazis as ripe wheat”.

Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized

Lyudmila, as a head of sniper school after she was wounded herself.

Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized

The colorized photos by Olga add life to those women.

Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized

This girl is Siva Ganieva, Soviet soldier of Azerbaijan-Uzbek origin. She became soldier at age of 18. Was participating in the battles on the front multiple times.

Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized

To the right is Evgenia Makeeva, over 68 fascists died of her bullet.

Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized

Rosa was killed when she was just twenty in 1945. She was writing a diary which was published later.

Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized

Nadezhda (left) and Lyuba were fighting at Eastern front. They fought thru all war, from year 1941 till 1945.

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